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Virtual Hearings Update for the Tacoma Municipal Court

Beginning April 4, 2022 - Tacoma Municipal Court will resume in-person hearings with the following exceptions:

  • Infractions, photo and parking citations
  • Wednesdays at 1:30 PM, must have judicial approval for this calendar. 

If you have court and need the meeting id and passcode, please contact your attorney. You may also call the Court (253) 591-5357 or email MunicipalCourt@cityoftacoma.org   If you are an observer, please visit our Virtual Hearings web page and click watch to observe hearings live when court is in session.  


COVID-19 Update and Response - March 11, 2022

As of March 12, 2022, face coverings in Tacoma Municipal Court controlled office and common spaces will be optional, provided, however, each Tacoma Municipal Court Judicial Officer has the authority to mandate face coverings in a particular courtroom as circumstances dictate. The court will monitor guidance from our stakeholders to determine if face coverings would need to be reinstituted on a court-wide basis.


These changes are in line with guidance from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (our local health jurisdiction) and Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Their decisions follow recent changes in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a decision by Governor Jay Inslee to lift the mask mandate beginning March 12, 2022.


The front counter will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Telephone hours will be 8:30 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Court correspondence will be accepted via email MunicipalCourt@cityoftacoma.org or by mail at Tacoma Municipal Court, 930 Tacoma Ave S. Room #841, Tacoma, WA 98402. 


Our Mission

The mission of Tacoma Municipal Court, as an independent and impartial branch of city government, is to promote respect for law, society and individual rights; provide open, accessible and effective forums for dispute resolution; resolve legal matters in a just, efficient and timely manner and assure the dignified and fair treatment of all parties.

Summary of Services

Tacoma Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction hearing the following cases:

  • Traffic and non-traffic infractions
  • Criminal and criminal-traffic misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors

Tacoma Municipal Court Seal
Link to TacomaFIRST 311 from the City of Tacoma

County City Building
Room 841
930 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA     


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Clerk's Office
(253) 591-5357

Counter Service 

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.


Telephone Service
Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - NOON

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM